Concordia Seminary is blessed with many class and individual alumni endowments. These gifts are one way alumni demonstrate their support for the mission of Concordia Seminary. Each new class endowment and every single gift added to an established alumni endowment empowers the Seminary to better meet the needs of students, Church and world.
John E. Meyer Memorial Alumni Book Endowment Fund
The John E. Meyer Memorial Alumni Book Endowment is a great blessing. At the beginning of each academic year, all first-year undergraduate degree and certificate students (all programs) receive a $30 gift certificate for theological books. This gift is the result of a decision made in 1998 by the Seminary’s Alumni Council to initiate a book endowment to assist students in purchasing theological study materials. In September 2002, the first awards were made.
Originally named The Concordia Seminary Book Endowment Fund, the endowment was “established as a testimony to the greatness of the Triune God, who has bestowed rich and gracious blessings, both temporal and eternal, upon His beloved children.” After the passing of Rev. John E. Meyer, the Seminary’s director of alumni activities from 1996 to 2003, the endowment was renamed as a memorial.
Each year the offering received at the Alumni Reunion “Jubilarian Service” is donated to this fund. Alumni also contribute to the fund year-round.
Class of ’62/’63 Endowment
On Dec. 15, 2006, the graduating class of ‘62/‘63 and the senior college class of ‘59 established a new alumni endowment as its class gift. This endowment takes a unique approach to supporting theological education. It functions as a student assistance fund. The hope is that it will grow and provide further support for a graduate student fellowship, a visiting or guest professorship and, ultimately, an endowed faculty chair as gifts are added.
Other Alumni Endowments
The Seminary continues to be blessed by the generosity of its alumni. To date, additional alumni-founded endorsement funds include:
- Class of 1963 Endowment
- Class of 1981 Financial Aid Endowment Fund
- Class of 1987 Financial Aid Endowment Fund
- Class of 1988 Scholarship Endowment Fund
- Class of 1989 Scholarship Endowment Fund
- Class of 1998 Student Emergency Aid Fund
- Class of 2007 Endowment
- Class of 2008 Alumni Endowment
Gifts to our alumni endowment funds provide current and ongoing support for the mission and ministry of Concordia Seminary. The Seminary and our students are grateful for the thoughtfulness and generosity of our alumni.
For more information about these endowments or to make a gift to one or more of these funds, please contact the Advancement office at 800-822-5287 or firstname.lastname@example.org.